Located close to Portland in West Linn, Oregon you’ll find Tumwater Vineyard. This stunning tasting room on Pete’s Mountain is set amongst 23 acres of vines. Be sure to stop in for a visit and sample their delicious Pinot Noir, Rosé and Chardonnay.
FEAST Portland 2017 – Wine Watch
Last year was my first year attending FEAST Portland and I learned quickly that this event for foodies is actually just as much for wine lovers too! I could not believe the number of amazing wineries that were pouring at the Grand Tasting. And they weren’t just pouring their entry level bottles either – Many of them opened the really good stuff. Bottles that are $100+!
While most of the events for FEAST Portland 2017 are already sold out, you can still scoop up tickets for the Friday Grand Tasting on September 15th which runs from 1-5pm at the Pioneer Courthouse Square. $65 gets you into the event and covers all your food and drink – A fantastic deal if you ask me. Especially if you consider that a tasting at just one winery would run you around $15. Here you get to sample wines from over 30 wineries all in one place.
I have to say that I’ve been to many wine events and festivals throughout Oregon, and this is one of the few events where you get to sample wines from the best of the best. The wineries pouring at FEAST are all top notch.
Here’s a list of my Top 10 Wineries to visit during the FEAST Portland Grand Tasting, although you really can’t go wrong with any of them – The entire lineup is fantastic. You’ll find a lot of elegant pinot noirs coming out of Oregon, some heavier red wines from Walla Walla producers, and maybe even (fingers crossed) – some rosés here and there.
Feast Portland 2017 – What I’m Most Looking Forward to this Year
FEAST Portland is almost here again!!! To say that I cannot wait is an understatement. Last year was my first year attending FEAST and it was one of the most fantastic events I’ve ever attended. The food, the venues, the meeting up with other bloggers, the wine! Here’s what I’m most looking forward to this … Read more
FEAST Sandwich Invitational 2016
The 2016 FEAST Sandwich Invitational was held on Thursday, September 15th at the RoseQuarter Commons. It was my first FEAST event, and it didn’t disappoint! 14 of the best chefs in the country pulled up their tube socks for the annual sandwich showdown.
Columbia Crest, Double, Double Canyon, INTRINSIC, Seven Falls Cellars and St. Michelle Wine Estates were all there pouring their best bottles, along with some fantastic cocktails from Don Julio, Hendrick’s Gin, House Spirits Distillery, and Rachel’s Ginger Beer.
Like all of FEAST events, the net proceeds of the Sandwich Invitational go towards ending childhood hunger in Oregon through Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. Over the last four years, Feast has raised over $230,000 to help end childhood hunger. Pretty awesome!
I was lucky enough to have my friend Deann join me on this eating adventure and all of the amazing photographs are courtesy of her. Here’s our journey – In photographs:
Duck club with boar bacon, frisee, quince mayo and green onion relish from Bunk Sandwiches.
Gin & Tonics courtesy of Hendrick’s Gin.
Bacon Kimcheese Dog by Sarah Schafer of Irving St Kitchen
Filet-O-Fish by Ryan Fox – Nomad.PDX: This one was pretty awesome. Who doesn’t sneak one of these from Micky D’s every once in a while…? A bit hit at the event!
Moscow Mules using Rachel’s Ginger Beer – These were fantastic!!! I hear that they are opening up shop in SE Portland this Fall!